November 8, 2011
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday criticized the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, calling him a pawn for US interests.
Ahmadinejad said that IAEA was a tool for a few countries bent on world domination, and stated that Iran would continue to pursue nuclear development despite international pressure.
“They have empowered a person in the IAEA that has no authority and violates the agency’s rules by repeating the words of the US,” the Iranian president said according to Iranian semi-official FARS News Agency.
Ahamdinejad made the comments just as the IAEA was expected to release a report detailing intelligence about Tehran’s nuclear capabilities.